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    Join Date
    May 2010
    Glen Arm. MD

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    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish   thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish   You help a lot - PhillipOrigami   For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff   beautiful discus! - Crispy   


    0 Not allowed!
    Lady Hobbs is correct on legal points for aquarium stores and I do agree that workers could never, on a cost bases, be trained to know enough to guide the average buyer – that would be asking far too much and I agree; however, one issue that I can not agree with is the total failure to simply let people know about cycling. There is no more simple (really) point that all pet stores that carry fish should know this critical - no, essential - fact. It is immoral and deeply unethical for the store not to post clearly on a large sign that all fish must be put into a pre-cycled tank or a fish based cycle must be completed or else they MUST be held accountable for all fish that die when placed into a tank that is not cycled.
    Cycling is not common knowledge nor taught in schools or even hinted at pet shops - many books I have read over the years and are currently offered for sale do not say a word on the subject or that there is such a requirement - even online stores say nothing! and that still amazes me - it is almost like it is a secret that only the priestly class or the special forums are allowed to share and anyone not of the club is SOL.

    My two cents of rant
    Last edited by Cermet; 06-13-2011 at 06:42 PM.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

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